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Horseheads, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Horseheads had a population of 6,656 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Horseheads is located at latitude 42.1686 and longitude -76.8297 in Chemung County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Horseheads (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Chemung County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 896 feet.

The Village of Horseheads (GNIS ID: 2390905) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Horseheads is located within Town of Horseheads, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chemung County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Horseheads population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Horseheads: Fairport.

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Horseheads, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,656
Daytime Population: Workers 4,534
Daytime Population: Residents 3,488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,022
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 6,548
Population in Familes 4,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 1,712
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $49,693
Average Household Income $64,574
Per Capita Income $30,858


Total Housing Units 3,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,852 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,283 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $107,880
Average Home Value $122,717


Total Households 3,135
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 1,680
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% -0.02%
Households 0.4% -0.05%
Families 0.16% -0.23%
Median Household Income   0.28%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Horseheads, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horseheads to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 76th
Population Density # 486 59th
Diversity Index # 710 40th
Median Household Income # 885 26th
Per Capita Income # 617 48th

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